Adesse New York Ultra Suede Matte Top Coat

Matte nails are so sleek. I’m a sucker for a matte black or a matte pale pink. Having the Adesse New York Ultra Suede Matte Top Coat at my disposal has proved very convenient: I can turn any polish I own into a beautiful matte manicure! One of my favorite aspects about this top coat is the suede finish. It does resemble leather in the way that it reflects light yet isn’t glossy. It is smooth to the touch, but you do have to be careful with application. The formula is pretty runny; I think I have enough wiped off the brush only to…

Review of the VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind Highlighters

I love a good underground makeup brand. Before Boxycharm, I had never heard of VINTAGE by Jessica Liebeskind, but since subscribing I have received two highlighters from them. Normally, I’m a bit skeptical about trying new brands because I’d rather go with a product I trust, but that’s why I signed up for a subscription box: to try new products from new (or new to me) brands. Luckily, I’ve stumbled upon some gems. I have been impressed with both highlighters from VINTAGE. The first one I received is the single square highlighter, and the shade is called “Rose Gold.” This one is…

January 2017 Boxycharm Unboxing

I never thought I would be a fan of subscription boxes. Frankly, I used to think they were pretty useless (a lot of them I still do). That was until I stumbled upon Boxycharm. Boxycharm is a makeup subscription box that ships to residents of the US and Canada for $21 a month. This little black makeup box’s main appeal is that it contains 4-5 full size products. Yep, you read that right: FULL SIZE. Almost always the amount of the box adds up to be over $100, so you get some bang for your buck. Most of the brands I’ve never…

Cover to Cover 01: #GIRLBOSS Book Review

Lately I’ve been having the itch to read more. Now that I have been out of college for almost two years and required reading and various projects aren’t looming over me constantly, I want to spend some of my usual TV-time with a book instead. Along with trying to read more, I also wanted to start a book series on my blog so that I can a) stay motivated to read, b) look back on all of the books I’ve read that year, and c) share my thoughts with fellow readers who are looking for something to add to their “to-read” lists!…